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Assessing the Future for Dakota Resources

Blog, From the Chair, News & Events on May 30th. Comments Off on Assessing the Future for Dakota Resources

Our annual report is not just a time to reflect and review the year just past, but also to look ahead, to envision our future. At the recent Board of Directors retreat, we did just that—and the vision we foresee is both bold and achievable.

Dakota Resources is a strong organization perfectly positioned for growth. All of the pieces are in place to move the organization to a new place of leadership, and Dakota Resources has the potential to become a regional or national leader in rural economic and community development.

Among the strengths of our organization moving forward is an exceptionally strong, highly functioning and engaged Board of Directors. We are led by a well-respected, seasoned and remarkable President who balances big vision with attention to detail.

Dakota Resources is well staffed and functions as a team with strong individual talent, facilitating … Read More »

Collaborative Partnerships

Blog, From the Chair, News & Events on March 1st. Comments Off on Collaborative Partnerships

From the Chair Gloria Pluimer

As Chair of Dakota Resources for 2013-2015, I am humbled and honored to serve such a distinguished Board of Directors. For anyone associated with Dakota Resources, you understand the success of this organization is in the quality of Board members, leadership–with Beth Davis at the helm, staff and the numerous viagra generic online partners. Take cialis online some time to peruse the Dakota Resources website and you will understand how this organization is able to provide the quality programs it does to stimulate financial and human investment in rural communities in South Dakota. A key component of Dakota Resources is the development of collaborative partners. One will see the words “collaboration” and “partnership” in a variety of forms throughout the Dakota Resources website … Read More »

The Complexity of Community

Blog, From the Chair, News & Events on November 13th. Comments Off on The Complexity of Community

From the Immediate Past Chair Jon Farris

Communities are complex systems. When approaching issues and opportunities in community development we often only focus on what is immediate and obvious without consideration for the inter-relatedness of the people, organizations, and institutions
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To Everything There is a Season

Blog, From the Chair, News & Events on February 8th. Comments Off on To Everything There is a Season

Why are we considering a leadership program when we are a loan fund? What does entrepreneurship have to do with economic development? Community-wide planning—doesn’t someone already do that?

From the Chair By Jon Farris

These are all questions that have been asked as SD Rural Enterprise evolved from a loan fund for other loan funds into an organization that makes a variety of resources available to support
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economic and leadership development. Both the questioning and the diversification speak volumes about the strength of this organization. While the scope of our products and services has expanded to meet the needs of development organizations, our evolution into the organization we are today has happened … Read More »


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